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It's the year 1900. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson receive an urgent commission from the Prince Regnant of Bulgaria to come to Sofia. The Codex Zographensis, the most ancient and most sacred manuscript in the Old Bulgarian language has been stolen. Its disappearance could lead to the outbreak of war between Russia, Austro-Hungary and the Ottomans, three ageing empires disi ...more
Paperback, 180 pages
Published November 22nd 2012 by MX Publishing (first published October 16th 2012)
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A puzzle wrapped in a conundrum twisted into a riddle!

Sherlock Holmes and the Case of the Bulgarian Codex by Tim Symonds

The Prince of Bulgaria visits Baker Street in the exact disguise as the King of Bohemia had worn. He states that he needs Holmes and Watson to come to Bulgaria to find a stolen document.

The Codex Zorgaphensis is an ancient document more than a thousand years old. It is a gospel which the Prince says must be present for his oldest son Boris to
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Lesley Abdela
Aug 24, 2013 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
I enjoyed reading Sherlock Holmes and the case of the Bulgarian Codex because I felt I was travelling across Europe in 1900 with Sherlock Holmes the greatest celebrity detective in the world, and his companion Dr Watson.

What follows is a yarn of duplicity, murder, vampires and greed for vast estates in Bulgaria and Hungary, with the fate of millions in Sherlock Holmes's hands. The disappearance of the Codex Zographensis could lead to the outbreak of war between Russia, Austria-Hungar
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Cedric
Aug 30, 2016 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
A romp, an opera bouffe set in a Bulgaria painted in lurid colours, a sort of Ruritania with Oriental hues. Detection is almost secondary to description.
Calvin Daniels
Most enjoyable. Symonds weaved a neat mystery into a quick read. Well worth a read for Holmesians.
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From the publisher: It's the year 1900. Sherlock Holmes and Dr. Watson receive an urgent commission from the Prince Regnant of Bulgaria to come to Sofia. The Codex Zographensis, the most ancient and most sacred manuscript in the Old Bulgarian language has been stolen. Its disappearance could lead to the outbreak of war between Russia, Austro-Hungary and the Ottomans, three ageing empires disintegrating like great suns on every side of the Balkan
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Tim Symonds was born in London, England, and grew up in Somerset, Dorset and the Channel Island of Guernsey, off the coast of Normandy. After spending his late teens farming in the Kenya Highlands and driving bulldozers along the Zambezi River, he moved to California and graduated Phi Beta Kappa from UCLA with an honours degree in Politics. He is a fellow of the Royal Geographical Society and the ...more